Modern Doubling Technique

Step 5-Complete a Doubling Chart for the Entire Play

Since there are 18 lines between the exit of the two receivers and the entrance of John Cobbler and friends then it would be possible to double the receivers with John, Robin or Lawrence. Before we could be sure this would work we would have to complete the doubling chart for the entire play to make sure these characters do not appear in later scenes together or in consecutive scenes.

See the completed doubling chart for the play.

If you follow the line for the receivers you will see that they do not appear again in the play. The doubling we have discovered is a genuine doubling option because the receivers do not appear on stage simultaneously with John Cobbler and his friends or in consecutive French scenes, but should they be doubled? To make a doubling decision we need to establish all the options and consider important conditional factors.